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Dane County adds 176 cases as hospitalizations hit new record high


Dane County confirmed 176 new coronavirus cases this morning as hospitalizations reached a record-high 69 this morning. Today’s 176 cases bring Dane County’s total count to 11,381. This morning, recovered cases have been updated and are now at  9,744 with 1,417.

The number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County also hit a new record with 69 total people currently hospitalized in Dane County for COVID-19. This number includes people who live in and outside of Dane County. Of those, 16 are in the ICU. The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized increased from 422 to 427. Today’s new hospitalizations include four people in their 50s and one in their 20s.

The number of deaths in Dane County remains at 44 this morning.

Of today’s 176 new cases, 125 were attributed to tests processed October 10, while the rest were attributed to October 9 and earlier dates in the week. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.

There were double digits for age groups between 10 – 69 with adults in their 20s with the most cases at 42, followed by adults in their 30s with 34 new cases. Those aged 10-19 and those aged in their 40s grew by 22 new cases each while adults in their 50s grew by 21. Adults in their 60s grew by 17 new cases this morning as children aged 0-9 grew by nine additional cases. Adults in their 70s grew by six new cases and adults in their 80s grew by three.

Growths by age from the past two weeks continues to showcase the spread of cases beyond those aged 10-19 and those aged in their 20s. Adults in their 60s grew the most in the past two weeks with an increase of 39.6 percent in new cases while children aged 0-9 followed with 34 percent growth since September 27. Adults in their 50s grew by 33 percent while adults in their 70s grew by 30 percent.

Dane County’s seven-day average for new cases is now at 131.8 while the 14-day average is now 124.3 cases per day – though declining late last week and earlier this week, these numbers have slowly become to rise once again. The Forward Dane reopening plan required that the daily new case average fall below 20 before moving to the next phase.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for October 10, which is 2.6 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 9 has increased to 2.8 percent. The positive percentage for October 8 has been updated to 3.6 percent and October 7 is also at 2.9 percent. Madison365 expects that these numbers will be adjusted as more negative and positive tests are fully processed and attributed to the appropriate dates in the coming days. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.

According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s data dashboard, as of 2 pm yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County and UW testing had confirmed 21 students and 4 UW employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Of that 21, six of the students who tested positive were from off-campus testing.  This increases the total number of positive cases to 3,094 for UW with 2,987 students and 107 employees.

According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 25 positive tests to October 9. UW attributes positive tests to the date results are received and not on the date a test was taken. PHMDC attributes results to the day a test was taken.

The seven-day average of UW-related cases per day has increased slightly to 14.6 cases per day. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus has also increased slightly to .8 percent.

Madison365 has updated our weekly map for COVID-19 cases within our county tracts yesterday morning.

We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.